About the Author
John Edward Scott
has been using Oracle since version 7 (around 1993), and has used pretty much every release since then. He has had the good fortune to work on a wide range of projects for a varied group of clients. He was lucky enough to start working with Oracle Application Express when it was first publicly released, and has worked with it nearly every day since (and loves it). John is an Oracle ACE Director and was named Application Express Developer of the Year in 2006 by Oracle Magazine. He is also the cofounder of ApexEvangelists (Apex-Evangelists.com), a company that specializes in providing training, development, and consulting specifically for the Oracle Application Express product. You can contact John at firstname.lastname@example.org.Scott Spendolini
is president & co-founder of Sumneva , a world-class Oracle Application Express (APEX) consulting, training, and solutions firm founded in 2010. He has assisted a number of clients from various verticals with their Oracle APEX development and training needs. Spendolini has presented at a number of Oracle-related conferences, including Oracle OpenWorld, ODTUG, and IOUG, and is a regular contributor to the Oracle APEX Forums on OTN. Spendolini is also the host & conference chair of APEXposed, an APEX-specific annual conference. He is a recent recipient of the Oracle Ace Director designation and is also a co-author of the book Pro Oracle Application Express
. In 2009, Spendolini, along with ODTUG, was presented with the Oracle Innovation Award for his work on ODTUG s public web site, ODTUG.com. Spendolini is also an Oracle Certified Oracle Application Express developer.
Prior to co-founding Sumneva, Spendolini founded and ran Sumner Technologies from 2005 through 2009, which also focused on Oracle APEX consulting, training, and solutions. Before that, he was employed by Oracle Corporation for almost 10 years, the last three of which he was a senior product manager for Oracle APEX. He holds a dual bachelor's degree from Syracuse University in management information systems and telecommunications management, and resides in Ashburn, Virginia with his wife and two children.